To compile our fifth annual ranking of the Top Outside Counsel, we turned to the folks who know best: the clients.
Over the last three months, nearly 500 in-house lawyers from across the country shared their perspectives on the law firms their companies use.
The premise of our survey is simple and direct. We asked two questions: 1) “Which law firms does your company engage for legal services?” and 2) “Please indicate the highest level legal work for which your company will engage the particular firm(s).” The levels of work were defined along a four-point scale:
- Cost-efficient, bulk tasks
- Routine matters
- High-value, complex matters
- “Bet-the-company” matters
The ratings for each firm were averaged and the law firms with the highest average scores made it into our Top Outside Counsel Ranking. Check out the results here.